Saturday, October 19, 2013

Foxy Paws ~ Before the parade passes by

Foxy Paws ~ Before the parade passes by
Sky blue linear holo

“Before the parade passes by” is from the Holo, Dolly! collection from summer 2013. The entire collection is inspired by the legendary broadway musical, “Hello, Dolly!” 

The formula was a bit tricky on this one, but definitely manageable. I had a few problems with dragging – perhaps I’ll try with an aqua basecoat next time. Anyway, it took three coats before I was satisfied. Some would have definitely had left it at two coats, but I wasn’t quite happy until I had three. Drying time was pretty good, no problems in that department, and then I can live with three coats.

Here’s a pic – three coats in the sunshine:

And another one – this is a very nice holo – I like the blue a lot.

It’s a tad more dusty out of the sun than in the sunshine. Actually it reminds me a bit of Nubar’s Absolute. I may do a comparison post at some point :)

Then - I stamped on it. I used a Bourjois 1 seconde lacquer called “Bleu Moonlight”. It’s not a stamping polish, but it’s very pigmented, so it works great for stamping. I used Mash stamping plate Mash-50, and chose a wavy design, because I thought it would look great on the sky blue :)

There’s no topcoat on these pictures. I wanted to make sure I still had sunshine available for the last pictures I took.

I quite like stamping with other dark colours than black. It doesn’t get quite as “hard” when it’s not black. I like that.

I like “Before the parade passes by”. The colour is cool and the drying time is good. The biggest downside is that it requires three coats, but I’m willing to be forgiving with this pretty polish!

What do you think of this? Would you consider double stamping on it?

“Before the parade passes by” is available from If you buy something, please say hi from me :)

Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: No


  1. It's a delicate and pretty polish - and you know i rarely stamp, but i see an under water scene - that's what i would paint :)

    1. I would absolutely love to see this used as a water scene! :)

  2. I totally love this blue holo! Stamping reminds me of sea waves, very cool! :))

    1. Thank you :) waves was exactly what I aimed for!

  3. Such a pretty blue holo! I love it with the stamping too... it looks like waves! :)

    ~ Yun

  4. Mission complete then, because waves are what I wanted :)

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    1. I'm pleased to hear that you like it :) <3